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"Surprisingly Slumdog Millionaire Makes Eight Expensive Oscars Outright!"

By Kristen Agnew
Pittsburgh Standard

Agnew's Analysis:

July 02, 2009

"Slumdog Millionaire" (2008)

Source: http://www.imdb.com.
The movie is rated R  for violence, language, and thematic elements. The run time is 120 min.

Main Cast:
Dev Patel - Jamal K. Malik
Freida Pinto - Latika
Saurabh Shukla - Sergeant Srinivas

Movie Trailer:
Slumdog Millionaire

'Slumdog Millionaire', we see Jamal Malik (played by Dev Patel), a young man whose answers to the questions  on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" show are played out before our eyes! Through his answers, we are taken into his life of poverty, tragedy and joy. It is a reminder of the films from the year 2000:  'Return to Me' meets 'Memento', with its seriousness and its imaging artists' fantastic play with time and frame.

After winning 8 Oscars,
'Slumdog Millionaire' had rocketed into national focus. "Slumdog Millionaire" does more than paint an historic picture of the culture of India-- it captures beautifully the pervasive themes of survival, romance, and destiny.  Being a devout follower of Christ, I was immediately struck by the opening line "It is written," and I wondered what type of spiritual direction the movie would take.  A formidable cast, a catchy score and an honest approach to the basic questions that plague human existence make this story too wonderful to miss.

Addressing grief, love, and brotherly ties,
'Slumdog Millionaire' also touches deep emotions while leaving us alive with hope. The audience must be prepared to stay alert to nuance-- even to be left questioning the end.  Realistic? Not likely. Worth watching? Definitely yes!

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